Tim has written extensively about the relationship between economy and sustainability. In 2004 he was appointed as Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission where he led a five year project called Redefining Prosperity. This ground-breaking work culminated in the publication last year of his controversial book Prosperity without Growth – economics for a finite planet (Earthscan, 2009).
In addition to his academic work, Tim is an award-winning dramatist with numerous radio–writing credits for the BBC. His most recent play Variations won the Grand Prix Marulič and was long-listed for the 2008 Sony awards.